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Table 3 Item relevance (N = 25)

From: A qualitative examination of the content validity of the EQ-5D-5L in patients with type 2 diabetes

   Individual itemsb
Overall EQ-5Da Mobility Self-care Usual activities Pain/Discomfort Anxiety/Depression
Relevant 13 (52.0 %) 9 (36.0 %) 6 (24.0 %) 12 (48.0 %) 9 (36.0 %) 17 (68.0 %)
Not Relevant 1 (4.0 %) 1 (4.0 %) 2 (8.0 %) 1 (4.0 %) 3 (12.0 %) 0 (0.0 %)
Mixed Responses 10 (40.0 %) 12 (48.0 %) 11 (44.0 %) 6 (24.0 %) 10 (40.0 %) 3 (12.0 %)
 Relevant for others, but not for me 1 2 4 1 3 2
 Relevant for more severe patients 3 6 5 4 5 0
 Other mixed responses (e.g., yes and no, potentially, some of them) 4 1 2 0 2 0
 Relevant to general health, but not diabetes specific 2 3 0 1 0 1
Unclear Answerc 1 (4.0 %) 3 (12.0 %) 6 (24.0 %) 5 (20.0 %) 3 (12.0 %) 5 (20.0 %)
Question Was Not Askedd - - - 1 (4.0 %) - -
  1. a“Were these questions relevant to your experience as a person with type 2 diabetes?”
  2. b“Do you think this question is relevant to type 2 diabetes and its impact on most patients?”
  3. cAnswers were considered “unclear” if the participant did not answer the question directly or provide clear indication of whether the item is relevant to type 2 diabetes
  4. dOne participant was not asked about the Usual Activities item